How will I earn my grade?

Quarter grades are based on points earned in class, points earned for weekly notebook checks, points earned for quarterly homework projects, and points earned for completing other in-class projects and assessments. Students may typically earn five points per class period. One point is earned for being on time, one point for SAM completion, and three points for participating appropriately in instructional activities. Notebooks are worth five points per week. Assessments and projects are scored and reported separately.

Students are expected to comply with the Sanford Expectations for Excellence: 1) Show up.  2) Be respectful and kind.  3) Go Pro! (Go Pro means that students demonstrate the professional student qualities of being prepared, participating, and working hard.) Daily participation points are based on compliance with these expectations.

READ 180 homework will consist of a quarterly at-home reading project. More information about each quarter's project will be posted at this website during the quarter.

Each student will be issued a READ 180/Reading Workshop folder and notebook which will remain in the classroom. The in-class folder will include all work completed for the quarter and a progress/grading sheet. Notebooks will contain boardwork, word study activities, and responses to shared texts. Students do not need to keep READ 180 notebooks or folders in their Sanford binders. Grades will be updated weekly in students' in-class folders and on the student/parent portal. There will be no "surprises" at ends of marking periods, as students will be informed of their progress each week. The grading scale is as follows:

A = 94-100+%; A- = 90-93%

B+ = 87%-89%; B = 84-86%; B- = 80-83%

C+ = 77-79%; C = 74-76%; C- = 70-73%

D+ = 67-69%; D = 64-66%; D- = 60-63%

F = 0-59%